Noticed some heat over on Facebook for the Law Dog fatality rate - given the rate at which new dudes are printed I think several deaths in an end of arc blowout helps keep threats credible and at least provides for "A Death in the Limelight" - far better to appear in a story and die tragically than never to appear at all. It's not like the Law Dogs are losing significant story characters in a "cheap" fashion - it's generally lower value/cheaper dudes who haven't had much story (Tommy Harden, Andrew Burton, Erik Samson), or people like Rafi who've had some story already. The former category of relatively cheap dudes even applies outside the Law Dogs - much better that Jack O'Hara perish dramatically than he do nothing at all.
Perhaps some of this is allied to frustration at the Law Dogs struggling in the card game? Fourth Ring probably has a few deaths coming soon too. Can sympathise with frustrations over weakness in the card game, but it is clear the design team were aware of this. It sadly takes time to address these issues in an LCG - time it turns out we didn't have.
Being the thin blue line is dangerous! Well done for the story team for making it so. I'm not on Facebook, but wanted to chip in my two pennies worth (cents? slivers of ghost rock?)/